5 Things Everyone With Low Porosity Hair Should Know

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5 Things Everyone With Low Porosity Hair Should Know Do you know the porosity of your hair? Porosity is believed by many, including myself, who believe that porosity is a much more important factor to take into account when developing a hair care regimen, than other factors such as curl pattern. If you are unsure about the porosity of your hair, there’s an easy test you can do to figure it out. This test basically involves you leaving a couple of your clean strands in a class of water for a few hours and then checking to see if they sink or stay afloat. Low porosity strands will stay afloat because low porosity hair resists water.
Low porosity hair has a cuticle layer (the outer layer) that is lays flat and is tightly bound which makes it difficult for moisture or anything for that matter to enter the hair shaft. Low porosity hair is also typically resistant to chemical treatments such as dyeing. Low porosity hair can
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This means that clarifying your hair is absolutely necessary or you will only make it that much more difficult for hair to become moisturized. Low porosity hair that is covered with product buildup has two barriers to moisture (buildup and tight closed cuticle) and you clearly do not want to make moisturizing your hair more difficult.
Deep conditioning
Deep conditioning will help hair to become and retain moisture. Deep condition with heat to gently open the cuticles and allow moisture to enter. Sitting under a hooded dryer or steamer will help you to get the most out of your deep conditioner.
Some curlies find success in layering products on top of each other to increase moisture retention. Keep your products lightweight to prevent build up or ensure you cleanse hair often. Co-washing should be done sparingly as co-washing coats the hair strands with product leading to build up.
Seek out humectants and
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